Blackwoods Campground in Acadia
Blackwoods Campground provides a forested Acadia National Park setting on Mount Desert Island about 5 miles south of Bar Harbor center off Route 3. There are approximately 306 camping sites within walking distance to the Park Loop Road and the ocean. Showers are nearby but there are no hookups or utilities provided in the campground. Cadillac Mountain is directly north and the ocean is a short walk to the south. Camping requires appropriate registration and payment of both entrance and recreational use fees (camping). Campsites are limited to two tents, six individuals, and one vehicle.
RV Size Limits: Recreational vehicles in Blackwoods and Seawall Campgrounds may not exceed 35' (10.7 m) in length and 11' 8" (3.5 m) in height. Extension pull-outs must fit within the site pads provided.
In-Season: May 6 - October 16 (subject to change). Fee: $30 per site, per night for tent, camper, or motor homes. Reservations Are Suggested..
Note: Off-season and winter camping are not allowed at Blackwoods Campground.
Reservations & Additional Info
During the off-season and winter the front gates are closed until the season begins in May. Free shuttle bus service is available from late June to mid-October. These arewheelchair-accessible and make regular stops at campgrounds, carriage road entrances and many trailheads.
Blackwoods campground is very easy to find. It is about 5 miles directly south of the Bar Harbor business district on the left or eastern side of Route 3. There is a well marked sign noting the entrance. From the enclosed map, you can see how close it is to the ocean and the Park Loop Road on Mount Desert Island.
Blackwoods Campground GPS: 44.310204; - 68.204045
The FREE Island Explorer Shuttle Bus - Route 3 has a pickup and dropoff point here.
Stats & Facts
- Facilities & Services:
- Group campsites available by registration
- No hook-ups or utilities
- Restrooms with running water
- Showers available nearby (fee)
- Evening campfire programs
- Island Exploer Bus Stop Location
Campfires & Memories
Blackwoods Campground is likely the most well known campground in Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island. Families have camped here for multiple generations. Just the smell of the evergreen trees and smoldering campfires brings back so many memories. There is such a wonderfully relaxed solitude that exists here. It is like a shared community of nature. Close your eyes and you can still hear and see the faintly lit faces around the campfires and hear the stories being told to laughter and giggles echoing through the forest.